APPF13 Update

APPF13 Update

APPFAs of this writing there are 424 participants for the 13th Poetry Postcard Fest. Registration for 2019 ended July 18 and has BEGUN for APPF14. It will end July 4, 2020, earlier than in past years!

So far there are participants from: Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Australia, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, The Netherlands, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Scotland, Singapore, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U.K., Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and other places. Did I miss your state or country? Please add in the comments.

As you may know, once you get your list, you are free to start writing postcards to folks who are below you on the list, then go to the top of your list of 32. Please write 31 cards and get them in the mail by August 31. I will get the first lists out on July 4 and I am grateful to the response to this project which I love more every year.

If you haven’t already, check out my postcard essay on Rattle:

The Joy of Postcards

And I’ll leave you with one of the collage cards I made for either THIS fest, or a future fest:

peN Collage Postcard July 1 4

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  • Kim
    Posted at 08:45h, 02 July Reply


  • kristin
    Posted at 08:48h, 02 July Reply

    You left off Georgia, the state from which I write. I hadn’t thought of it before, but I can see how people are going to sign up thinking they are in this year’s fest and will actually be in next year’s.

  • Splabman
    Posted at 09:04h, 02 July Reply

    Thanks for the updates! I relied on an Excel sort function by state, so those who did not fill in the two letter state abbreviation were left off.

  • Lynne Shapiro
    Posted at 10:39h, 02 July Reply

    New Jersey? I thought I registered…

  • Walter G. Lowe
    Posted at 13:08h, 03 July Reply


    So am I reading the message correctly that the timeline is that registration for #13 (2019) ends at midnight on the 18th and then registration for #14 (for August 2020) begins at 12:01 am on the 19th?

    • Splabman
      Posted at 13:19h, 03 July Reply

      Yes Walter. Confusing, I know. I am grateful for your continued inspired fest participation.

  • Julane Borth
    Posted at 05:28h, 04 July Reply

    Paul – I was confused signing up so I’m checking to make sure I’m registered for August ’19. My state of Oklahoma was not included in the list of States. I look forward to hearing from you. Julane Borth, Oklahoma City

  • Splabman
    Posted at 05:59h, 04 July Reply

    Julane! YES, group 7. List coming today. Paul

  • Bruce Greeley
    Posted at 08:05h, 04 July Reply

    No representation from Saturn?! Sun Ra is sad…(!) viva postcard poesy, mate!

  • Martha
    Posted at 13:36h, 12 July Reply

    Rhode Island? Just checking for August 2019.

  • Splabman
    Posted at 13:53h, 12 July Reply

    Got it!

  • Ed Varney
    Posted at 10:08h, 18 July Reply

    Paul, When do we get our list?

    • Splabman
      Posted at 11:13h, 18 July Reply

      July 19, 2019. Thanks for being a part of this, Ed.

  • Martha Kaplan
    Posted at 21:23h, 18 July Reply

    Paul, You missed Wisconsin. And in Group #1 no less! Please add Wisconsin.
    Martha Kaplan

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